Example Calculation

To make this logic more real, let’s look at an example calculation:

Pool supply:

$2000 equivalent

Pool demand:

10 x Starters $200 worth of USDC buy-in

1 x Starter $100 worth of USDC buy-in

1 x Investor $500 worth of USDC buy-in

1 x Investor $100 worth of USDC buy-in

Total pool demand:

$2700 equivalent

Pool tiers staking cost relation:

This calculation gets the ratio of the different tiers, based on the minimal threshold for each tier:

$IONs 2000/ $IONs 6000 = 1/3

Investors supply-demand gap:

Here we assess the demand gap for each tier, without allocation of a difference in tier tokens.

$600 — $600 x ($2000/$2700) = $155.6

Investor tier-adjusted supply-demand gap:

By applying the pool tiers staking cost relation with the supply-demand gap, we can calculate the tier-adjusted supply-demand gap.

$155.6 — ($155.6 x 600 000/(200 000 + 600 000)) = $38.9

Investor tier gets:

$600 — $38.9 = $561.1

Investor 1 gets: 500 * $561.1/600 = $467.6 worth of tokens and $32.4 worth of USDC back to his account.

Investor 2 gets: 100 * $561.1/600 = $93.5 worth of token and $6.5 worth of USDC back to his account.

The rest of the pool ($1438.1) is distributed between the remaining tiers. The only remaining tier is Starter, so the remaining supply is divided between them equally.

Starters 1–10 get: 200*$1438.1/2100 = $137.0 worth of token and $63.0 worth of USDC.

Starter 11 gets: 100*$1438.1/2100 = $68.5 worth of token and $31.5 worth of USDC.

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